1) In the event your yurt will require a permit to be constructed, all permitting information can be found here. The contact information for the Hawai’i County Building Permits section is:
Aupuni Center, 101 Pauahi Street, Suite 7,
Hilo, HI 96720
Phone: (808) 961-8331
74-5044 Ane Keohokalole Highway, Bldg E, 1st Floor,
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
Phone: (808) 323-4720
2) In terms of new construction, what is the most square footage structure allowed without requiring a permit?
According to Hawai’I County’s Residential Permit Guidelines, a single story detached structure used as a storage area, playhouse, or other similar uses may be constructed without a building permit as long as it does not exceed 120 square feet in residential areas, or 600 square feet in agricultural areas.
3) How do the regulations vary according the the land’s zoning?
Building permits and their requirements will vary according to the land’s zoning. For more information regarding zoning and building permits, contact the Hawai’i Building Permits Section.